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Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
329 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

COZ004-013-202230-
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/O.NEW.KGJT.WS.W.0019.141221T0700Z-141223T0700Z/
ELKHEAD AND PARK MOUNTAINS-FLATTOPS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...TOPONAS...BUFORD...TRAPPERS LAKE
329 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO
MIDNIGHT MST MONDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A
WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS
IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO MIDNIGHT MST MONDAY NIGHT. THE
WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING...SNOW DEVELOPS TONIGHT AND WILL INTENSIFY THROUGH
  SUNDAY. THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED TO FALL SUNDAY AFTERNOON
  THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...12 TO 24 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS
  ALONG WEST AND NORTHWEST FACING SLOPES.

* WINDS...WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

* IMPACTS...ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL RESULT IN ICY AND SNOW PACKED
  ROADS AND HIGHWAYS...ESPECIALLY OVER THE MOUNTAIN SUMMITS. THE
  COMBINATION OF SNOW...BLOWING SNOW AND FOG WILL LIMIT VISIBILITY
  BELOW 1 MILE WITH NEAR WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS AND BLOWING SNOW ARE ALSO
POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

&&

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
540 AM MST FRI DEC 19 2014

COZ001>014-017>023-UTZ022>025-027>029-201300-
LOWER YAMPA RIVER BASIN-CENTRAL YAMPA RIVER BASIN-
ROAN AND TAVAPUTS PLATEAUS-ELKHEAD AND PARK MOUNTAINS-
UPPER YAMPA RIVER BASIN-GRAND VALLEY-DEBEQUE TO SILT CORRIDOR-
CENTRAL COLORADO RIVER BASIN-GRAND AND BATTLEMENT MESAS-
GORE AND ELK MOUNTAINS/CENTRAL MOUNTAIN VALLEYS-
CENTRAL GUNNISON AND UNCOMPAHGRE RIVER BASIN-
WEST ELK AND SAWATCH MOUNTAINS-FLATTOPS-
UPPER GUNNISON RIVER VALLEY-UNCOMPAHGRE PLATEAU AND DALLAS DIVIDE-
NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
PARADOX VALLEY/LOWER DOLORES RIVER-
FOUR CORNERS/UPPER DOLORES RIVER-ANIMAS RIVER BASIN-
SAN JUAN RIVER BASIN-SOUTHEAST UTAH-EASTERN UINTA MOUNTAINS-
EASTERN UINTA BASIN-TAVAPUTS PLATEAU-ARCHES/GRAND FLAT-
LA SAL AND ABAJO MOUNTAINS-CANYONLANDS/NATURAL BRIDGES-
540 AM MST FRI DEC 19 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN
COLORADO.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

ISOLATED SNOW SHOWERS AND PATCHY FOG WILL END ACROSS EASTERN UTAH
AND WESTERN COLORADO THIS MORNING. ANOTHER SURGE OF MOISTURE MOVES
IN LATER TODAY WITH ISOLATED SHOWERS POSSIBLE OVERNIGHT...MAINLY
ACROSS THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

A SERIES OF PACIFIC STORMS ARE EXPECTED TO MOVE THROUGH THE
REGION BEGINNING SATURDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUING THROUGH TUESDAY.
THIS MAY BRING MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOWFALL TO THE MOUNTAINS OF
WESTERN COLORADO AND EASTERN UTAH...WITH A CHANCE FOR RAIN AND
SNOW OVER THE VALLEYS. SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS COULD EXCEED ONE
FOOT ACROSS THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL MOUNTAINS IN WESTERN
COLORADO...WITH LIGHTER AMOUNTS ANTICIPATED ELSEWHERE.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

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